Berkeley Lab

Panel Event: Countering Xenophobia and Discrimination During COVID-19 – April 22, 2020

With many cases on the rise, COVID-19 is bringing about two types of crises: a global health pandemic, and an increase in xenophobic and anti-Chinese/anti-Asian racism, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and violent attacks. How do we combat these sentiments and behaviors in the age of the Coronavirus?

Join us as we discuss the following: current cultural context, past policies in Asian-American history, the Lab’s nondiscrimination policy and how to report incidents, and tips on how to be an Upstander and ally.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time: 1 – 2 pm


  • WINSTON TSENG, Ph.D.; Associate Professor and Lecturer; UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Department of Ethnic Studies
  • LETICIA ERICSON, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office (Title VII/ Title IX); Berkeley Lab
  • JANIE PINTERITS, Ph.D.; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Program Manager; Berkeley Lab

Moderator: LADY IDOS, MPA; Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer; Berkeley Lab


Winston Tseng – UC Berkeley, Covid-19 Anti-Asian Discrimination

Leticia Ericson – LBL Reporting Misconduct

Janie Pinterits – Upstander Behavior During COVID-19